Canal to Cuba with Panama, Costa Rica & Colombia

Canal to Cuba with Panama, Costa Rica & Colombia
April 5, 2018
16 Days
Aboard the Hebridean Sky
104 Guests
From $13,980
Keel-billed Toucan, Colombia

Expedition Highlights

  • Meet the Emberá Indians of the Darién and the Kuna Indians of San Blas who proudly preserve their cultural heritage.
  • Enjoy a daylight transit through the historic locks of the Panama Canal.
  • Step ashore on seldom-visited Isla de Providencia, Colombia—its long history includes tales of colonization, conquest, and buried treasure.
  • Stroll the atmospheric streets of Havana to discover stunning colonial architecture and sun-splashed plazas, where classic American cars complete the scene of a by-gone era.
  • Snorkel or dive over healthy coral reefs to view colorful tropical fish, turtles, stingrays, and more.

Expedition Team

Hebridean Sky

The all-suite, 104-guest Hebridean Sky, is a spacious, yet intimate, expedition vessel. Scheduled for a major refurbishment in 2016, her beautifully designed public spaces will include a single-seating dining room, a large lounge, elegant club and bar with piano, two outdoor seating areas, and library. All suites have an ocean view and feature a sitting room, en suite bathroom, television, spacious wardrobes, and dressing table. The Hebridean Sky carries a fleet of Zodiacs, available for accessing remote shorelines and islands.

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